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Well I need a new gas tank mines is leaking like a fatman in a sauna. Is there any benefit of having a tank with a drain hole and should I change the sending unit to.
 

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The tank with the drain hole makes it mucho easier to drain when you may need to (say you get a bad tank of gas or someone adds something to your gas). I'd take a look at your sending unit first if it's working, there's a circular locking tab that unscrews with a few blunt taps on one tab with a large screwdriver and a rubber mallet (after you've drained your tank).

Take a good look at the filter sock, I'd replace it either way but the sending unit is electrical, it'll work until it stops working so it's up to you to do it now/later.

One suggestion you might consider is upgrading to the '70 22gal. tank, it'll increase your driving distance by 6 gals., at 20mpg. that's another 120 mi. til fillup if you do any long trips. The '70 tank fits the same, it's just taller in the trunk ~2"? but you'll need a '70 sending unit so your gauge reads correctly and you'll need to tweek your spout in the trunk to line up with the tank hole.
I'll be doing this later to my '67 to get more mileage between fillups.
Jon
 

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Didnt know you could do that! Wish I had seen this a couple weeks ago. Just installed a new tank. :) :)
 

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I went with a 22 gal tank too... the sending unit came with it. Drain plug a must with the fuel these days that last a few months.
 

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MStang67 said:
Well I need a new gas tank mines is leaking like a fatman in a sauna. Is there any benefit of having a tank with a drain hole and should I change the sending unit to.
Definitely get the larger tank. If your sending unit works just transfer it over.

Definitely get the drain plug. That way when your sending unit goes bads it'll be easier to drain the tank.

I used a bronze plug in the drain so it doesn't rust and seize up down the road.
 

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Sokoloff said:
If you get the taller tank, I don't think your current (shorter) sender is going to work 100% correctly.
I used my old one and simply cut it at the right place and angle to work.
 

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I wonder if I should still get a 22 gallon gas tank since I only have a 6 packer.
 

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MStang67 said:
I wonder if I should still get a 22 gallon gas tank since I only have a 6 packer.
When you get a fountain drink at the convenience store do you get the smallest cup or the larger one ? :)
 

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MarkStang said:
MStang67 said:
I wonder if I should still get a 22 gallon gas tank since I only have a 6 packer.
When you get a fountain drink at the convenience store do you get the smallest cup or the larger one ? :)
lol am cheap but I guess it pays for it in the long run with a bigger gas tank. Where did u you get ur tank from becasue you said it came with the sending unit
 

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+4 on the 22g tank
Especially if you're driving from Toronto to DesMoines, eh Gary!
Man that was a fun trip, she's a long distance cruiser now! keeping an eye on the minifeed thread :yoho:
You're only 738 km and 8 1/2 hours away according to Google! Hell - you could drive down, hang out and drive home all in the same day! :pirate:
 

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It was AZPETE the following are a couple of inserts from that post. EVERTHING looked new even the tank. This was on the inside.

I paid more and got the 22 gallon one.





It was flapping like this when I took it out. Screen flapped in and starved system, junk in tank also clogged filter at the other end. 150.00ish sender, to much , this one reads fine as it is... I am going to attach a filter to this one, the old one slipped right off and a new one will clamp right on. 400 grit will clean it up.
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The sock case was cracked on both ends and ancient and brittle with no tight seal, it is not sold anywhere , the sock would be useless and expensive. Thank you for pointing it out.

The solution... 2.00 filter from Auto Zone , tightly pressed on... done.
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AzPete said:
Tank w/drain, sending unit, and filler hoses.

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thanks 4 the link
 
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